He didn't look the part of Moondoggie
, couldn't begin to surf, and was apprehensive about even going in the water.
Rent a board, check out the surf museum (scheduled to open in Jun), grab a beer at the Beachcomber (bar scheduled to open in Feb), and watch bronzed surfers tackle the same waves where Moondoggie
taught Gidget to hang 10.
Komaiko's favorite dialog tag is "laughed," as in Carmie laughed, Moondoggie
laughed, or Coady laughed (apparently done simultaneously with speaking coherent words).
It starred Sandra Dee in the title role and heartthrob James Darren as surfbum wannabe, Moondoggie
It's hard to imagine anyone but Elvis fanatics wanting to see the King in ``It Happened at the World's Fair'' (1963), and as for ``The Complete Gidget Collection'' (``Gidget''/``Gidget Goes Hawaiian''/``Gidget Goes to Rome''), though not embarrassingly made - Dee was the perky teen in the original movie, while James Darren was Moondoggie
, and the Big Kahuna was played by future Oscar winner Cliff Robertson - it's hard to imagine the films' appeal today.
The most petted stars at last week's special screening of ``Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde'' were Gidget and Moondoggie
, the Chihuahuas who take turns playing Reese Witherspoon's pampered pet, Bruiser.
Countless Hawaiian vacations were inspired by the 1961 film Gidget Goes Hawaiian, featuring the eponymous surfer chick and her boyfriend, Moondoggie
Karp-Briggs' chorale, Moondoggie
and Noe, bounded on stage with all the pent-up energy of a shaken-up can of Pepsi.
He first hit it big eons ago as Moondoggie
in the vintage ``Gidget'' movie series and went on to make a name for himself as an actor and a singer.
Krysta Rodriguez from Orange was cast by Coppola to star as Gidget and Jeff Heapy from Huntington Beach won the role of Moondoggie
I guess there's no underestimating the cultural hold of the phrase ``Surf's up, Moondoggie
CUTLINE: The Moondoggies
included (front row, from left) Mike LeDuc, co-captain Joe Garofoli, Kris LeDuc and Chuck Helin; (back row, from left) Shayne Bufton, captain Dan Knobel, Pat Harrington and Jack Hohmann.